The burial of Ainebyoona Arnold Mugisha, 26 years who was shot dead in Naalya following an altercation with a security guard manning the Quality Supermarket premises is set to take place on Friday.
Following a memorial service that was held today at All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero, the deceased will be buried in his home district, Ntungamo with the vigil set to be in Kiwatule.
Mugisha, who was the proprietor of Kololo-based Hickory Bar and Restaurant was a firstborn in a family of four, with two degrees in real estate, he had also established himself in the real estate market working at Knight Frank.
Prior to the end of his memorial service, family members, friends and relatives, mostly in tears, gave their remarks about the deceased.
Engineer Plan Mugisha, the late’s father narrated that the deceased discussed with him about his interest to start up a personal restaurant.
“He came to me and said Daddy, many restaurants are run by white people, why can’t we start ours,” the deceased’s father told mourners.
“I gave him some money and he promised to pay me back, the restaurant was due to make a year on 20th and I know he was doing well,” he added.
According to the late Arnold Mugisha’s father who also last talked to him the night before the incident, when he got a call that his son (the deceased) had been shot, he rushed to try and rescue.
“When I got the call he had been shot, I almost drove on the wrong side of the road to rush and rescue him,” said the father.
“You can imagine a trolley, an empty trolley at that and you shoot someone,” he added.
Moments before Arnold Mugisha met his death, his two brothers, who were with him in the same car, a Toyota Mark X had frantically called their father asking him to rush to the Supermarket where the incident had occurred.
“I never knew I’d ever hold my own brother and watch him die in my hands,” the late’s brother said.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s mother stated that “I will not revenge, I will ask God to give me answers, until then, I will not mourn my son.”
As well, the friends of the deceased revered him as caring and kind. One of his friends before breaking down to tears said he (the late) had left many unfulfilled plans in his life.
Appropriately, Angoria Moses, the Saracen attached guard that shot Mugisha is currently recovering from mob justice wounds at the Mulago hospital.
Police also confirmed that further investigations are still going on before they can come to a final conclusion.
By John Dalton Kigozi